On this day in 1874, Erich Weisz was born in Budapest, Hungary. You might not recognize the name, but, Erich changed his name to Harry Houdini when he started performing. We have quite a number of books on Houdini in both the adult and children's biography sections. There are also books of fiction in which Houdini figures in the plot.
The History Channel ran a mini-series, Houdini, last fall starring Adrien Brody. Maybe it'll appear on our DVD shelves soon!